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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Pete McCabe » January 7th, 2012, 11:42 pm

So are you saying that David Acer thinks Bill Malone is a bad man? It all makes sense now.

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Aus » February 7th, 2012, 4:27 am

I have a plot of a reflective presentation about my formative years in magic where magic had a real practical use at school. Mum would give me lunch money but these bullys at school would always try and take it off me so I created this way of hidding it.....(leading into the bill to lemon).

The lemon is held in a lunchbox along with a few other lunch items which would give the said fruit some context. I would challenge the spectator after the vanish of the bill to find the bill in the lunchbox before I gave him the knife to open the lemon.

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby mrgoat » February 7th, 2012, 7:02 am

I tried this on Friday at a comedy club I am a regular performer at now, doing the Eason/Spill version.

Good god it plays well.

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Aus » February 7th, 2012, 11:38 pm

Which one did you try?

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby mrgoat » February 8th, 2012, 4:31 am

I took the basic Eason presentation, and added some UK vernacular that made it very funny.

In the end, I came up with no 'reason' for the bill to be in the lemon. I thought, although I agree with myself that everything should have a reason, that maybe everyone is right and you just 'do it' because you can.

The set had a 'drunk test' theme. All the tricks would test how drunk people are. (3fly, homing card). Then I talked about how hard it is to see small things when you are drunk. Impossible to get keys in the front door lock, impossible to find a clitoris etc. So folded the note in half (everyone still see it?) then in half again (still see it?) then again, then it gets so small, you can't actually see it.

It was filmed if anyone would like to see...

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Ian Kendall » February 8th, 2012, 5:04 am

I suppose I'd better watch that video, then...

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Tom Frame » February 8th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Damian,

I'd like to see the video. Can you post a link?

Thanks.
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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby mrgoat » February 8th, 2012, 7:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsS6bsvKNqs

Things I know.

a) load the lemon faster
b) ask one person for the bill, not the room
c) move about less

any other feedback would be lovely

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Kent Gunn » February 8th, 2012, 8:39 pm

You had that room in the palm of your hand. Wouldn't change a thing.

You're damn near as funny as you look.

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Bob Cunningham » February 8th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Wow! That was a great!

I really enjoyed your energy and the way you fully engaged the whole room. You did a great job pulling people in from the different areas of the room and getting everyone to participate in the fun. I know this is Doc's routine, but I think you really made it your own.

If I could make a suggestion for improvement, it would NOT be to move around less. I think moving helps you to keep engaged with your audience and makes them feel an intimate connection with you. My one small suggestion would be to move with more purpose. As much as possible, I think you should keep nailed to one spot, know where you going, move directly to your next location and don't talk while you are moving. When you get to your next spot you can start talking again.

That's my only small input. But my biggest feedback is to tell you that I genuinely enjoyed watching your performance and wish I could have been part of the live audience!

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby mrgoat » February 9th, 2012, 3:14 am

Thank you very much indeed for the compliments gentlemen.

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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby Tom Frame » February 9th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Bravo, Damian! You definitely know how to work a room. I love your line about the difficulty of finding "the little man in the boat"!
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Re: Bill in lemon

Postby mrgoat » February 9th, 2012, 6:30 pm

Thanks very much Mr Frame!


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